Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01024 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ivesia gordonii (Hook.) Torr. & Gray
Common name   Gordon's mousetail
J.G. Harris   2342  
Coll. Date 19 July 1991 
United States
Utah County
Locality Mt. Timpanogos, near Emerald Lake.
     Elev.: 10398 ft. (3170 m.)
Habitat Notes alpine meadows. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 23'  38" N, 111° 38'  18" W
Township Range T5S, R3E, Sec. 8  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).
Specimen Notes [gordonii morphotype, J.A. Alexander, November 2010] 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Ivesia gordonii (Hook.) Torr. & Gray

     Horkelia gordonii Hook.
     Potentilla gordonii (Hook.) Greene

Common Name(s): Gordon ivesia, Gordon's ivesia.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503218, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Rosaceae
                                    Genus: Ivesia
                                        Species: Ivesia gordonii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
16903 Abies lasiocarpa      "subalpine fir" 1.3 mi. NE
01030 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" same section
13895 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" 974 ft. W
13880 Anemone multifida  var. stylosa   "Rocky Mountain windflower" 1.6 mi. NE
13911 Antennaria media      "Rocky Mountain pussytoes" 974 ft. W
14010 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" 974 ft. W
01017 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
13915 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
13890 Aquilegia flavescens      "yellow columbine" 974 ft. W
01995 Aquilegia flavescens  var. flavescens   "yellow columbine" 1.1 mi. NW
13900 Arnica cordifolia  var. pumila   "heart-leaf arnica" 974 ft. W
05022 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 1.5 mi. NE
13889 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. incompta   "Louisiana wormwood" 1.4 mi. NE
01034 Boechera lyallii     same section
01023 Boechera stricta     same section
01029 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" same section
13840 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 1.3 mi. SW
01018 Castilleja sulphurea      "sulphur paintbrush" same section
13914 Chenopodium capitatum  var. parvicapitatum   "small-headed strawberry blite" 974 ft. W
13834 Clematis columbiana  var. columbiana   "Rocky Mountain clematis" 1.3 mi. SW
13876 Clematis columbiana  var. columbiana   "Rocky Mountain clematis" 1.6 mi. NE
13885 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 1.4 mi. NE
13852 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" same section
13851 Draba albertina      "alpine whitlow-cress" same section
13907 Draba albertina      "alpine whitlow-cress" 974 ft. W
13887 Epilobium alpinum  var. clavatum  1.4 mi. NE
13899 Epilobium halleanum      "glandular willowherb" 974 ft. W
13838 Eremogone kingii      "King's sandwort" 1.3 mi. SW
13912 Eremogone kingii      "King's sandwort" 974 ft. W
13905 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" 974 ft. W
05512 Haplopappus macronema      "whitestem goldenbush" same section
01020 Heuchera parvifolia      "little-leaf alumroot" same section
01879 Iliamna rivularis      "streambank wild hollyhock" 1.1 mi. NW
13903 Ivesia utahensis      "Utah mousetail" 974 ft. W
13897 Lewisia pygmaea      "dwarf lewisia" 974 ft. W
13842 Lomatium graveolens      "King's biscuitroot" 1.3 mi. SW
01022 Lomatium graveolens  var. graveolens   "King's biscuitroot" same section
02936 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" same section
13894 Minuartia obtusiloba      "alpine sandwort" 974 ft. W
01032 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" same section
13853 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" same section
13837 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.3 mi. SW
13879 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.6 mi. NE
01015 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" same section
13836 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1.3 mi. SW
13878 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1.6 mi. NE
01016 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" same section
13904 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 974 ft. W
13877 Penstemon montanus      "cord-root beardtongue" 1.6 mi. NE
13854 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" same section
01021 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" same section
13850 Physaria occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western bladderpod" same section
13908 Physaria occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western bladderpod" 974 ft. W
01033 Physaria occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western bladderpod" same section
15072 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" 1.5 mi. N
01028 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" same section
13835 Potentilla concinna  var. concinna   "elegant cinquefoil" 1.3 mi. SW
01031 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" same section
13892 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" 974 ft. W
01026 Potentilla glandulosa  var. pseudorupestris   "rock-loving sticky cinquefoil" same section
13849 Potentilla ovina  var. decurrens   "sheep cinquefoil" same section
13891 Potentilla ovina  var. decurrens   "sheep cinquefoil" 974 ft. W
13814 Prunus virginiana  var. melanocarpa   "black chokecherry" 1.3 mi. SW
13848 Ranunculus adoneus      "alpine buttercup" same section
01025 Ranunculus adoneus      "alpine buttercup" same section
13811 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" 1.3 mi. SW
13884 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1.6 mi. NE
13888 Rorippa curvipes  var. truncata   "bluntleaf yellowcress" 1.4 mi. NE
13896 Sagina saginoides      "arctic pearlwort" 974 ft. W
13906 Saxifraga rhomboidea      "diamond-leaf saxifrage" 974 ft. W
13886 Senecio fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's ragwort" 1.4 mi. NE
01019 Senecio integerrimus  var. exaltatus   "Columbia ragwort" same section
13841 Senecio integerrimus  var. exaltatus   "Columbia ragwort" 1.3 mi. SW
13893 Sibbaldia procumbens      "creeping sibbaldia" 974 ft. W
13902 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" 974 ft. W
13910 Smelowskia calycina  var. americana   "American false candytuft" 974 ft. W
13901 Solidago multiradiata      "Rocky Mountain goldenrod" 974 ft. W
01027 Swertia radiata      "elkweed" same section
13815 Synthyris pinnatifida  var. pinnatifida   "featherleaf kittentails" 1.3 mi. SW
13882 Synthyris pinnatifida  var. pinnatifida   "featherleaf kittentails" 1.6 mi. NE
13843 Thelypodium sagittatum      "arrow thelypody" 974 ft. W
13898 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" 974 ft. W


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Emerald Lake Shelter (Locale) Utah County, UT 310 ft. W 10388  Timpanogos Cave 
Emerald Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 485 ft. SW 10401  Timpanogos Cave 
Roberts Horn (Summit) Utah County, UT 1935 ft. N 10735  Timpanogos Cave 
Mount Timpanogos (Summit) Utah County, UT 2350 ft. SW 11497  Timpanogos Cave 
Hidden Lakes (Lake) Utah County, UT 2740 ft. E 9843  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. NW 10174  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Scenic Area (Area) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 10010  Timpanogos Cave 
Mount Timpanogos Wilderness (Reserve) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S 10913  Timpanogos Cave 
Primrose Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 8173  Aspen Grove 
Cascade Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SE 9551  Aspen Grove 
Giant Staircase (Slope) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. N 8449  Timpanogos Cave 
Scout Falls (Falls) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. N 8334  Timpanogos Cave 
Big Provo Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 9525  Bridal Veil Falls 
Elk Point (Cape) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. E 8455  Aspen Grove 
Pika Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 9997  Timpanogos Cave 
Mount Timpanogos Trail (Trail) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 7051  Aspen Grove 
Woolly Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. N 8964  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Glacier (Glacier) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 10220  Bridal Veil Falls 
Theater in the Pines (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. E 6880  Aspen Grove 
Stewarts Cascades (Falls) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. E 6782  Aspen Grove 


Taxon Links for species Ivesia gordonii  (Hook.) Torr. & Gray

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

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